Do you show your cards ?

Pabloro10321

Pabloro10321

Rock Star
Joined
Jan 28, 2022
Total posts
130
Awards
1
AR
Chips
45
Showing the cards can be used as a strategy to make the table think that it is playing safely, for example, it shows a 72off from the small blind, A5s of MP2 or k9s of Hijack, it shows the table that you are a player who only opens cards in position and that does not open two cards, or, if you have a lot of chips, you can match a bet with any two cards and show it in the showdown so that the table thinks that you are playing without commitment.

By showing your cards you are passing your information on to your opponents.

I have shown my cards several times, I go here once.

I placed a bet twice the big blind with JJ from the UTG+1 position

MP2 - call
CO - call
BB - call

Open AKQ open on the flop

three cards above my JJ pair.

Logically I checked

MP2 - check
CO - check
BB - half pot bet

I gave up my hand and doubled.

they all gave up and withdrew in the end. I showed my pair of JJ cards.
Exactly, when your chips are enough to win a prize or enter a bubble, sometimes it's good to show that we're only playing it safe, so at the time of betting you'll know as much that you have a good hand, as well as that whoever pays does it, and you can take advantage of this to bluff or bet to win the jackpot.
 
Dailon Arroyo Blandon

Dailon Arroyo Blandon

Legend
Joined
May 22, 2017
Total posts
1,357
Awards
11
CR
Chips
9
Some people show their cards as a game strategy... but the truth is that I never do it... whoever wants to see what hand he had must pay the bet and go to the end
 
Chebchoub

Chebchoub

Legend
Joined
Feb 21, 2019
Total posts
1,829
Awards
1
MA
Chips
5
Hi:)
It is best not to show your cards either win, bluff, or even weak hands
 
Roobz75

Roobz75

Visionary
Joined
Apr 13, 2020
Total posts
602
Awards
2
GB
Chips
58
Sometimes show my cards in live play, but not online, mainly because I play with people I know in live play.
 
N

Niykk

Rock Star
Joined
Feb 24, 2022
Total posts
360
Awards
1
Chips
59
I don't show my cards. Makes it harder for opponents to play against me :)
 
freerobert

freerobert

Rock Star
Joined
Dec 16, 2022
Total posts
142
Awards
1
DE
Chips
20
I like to show us 888poker. Feels good:)
 
szabbancsbet

szabbancsbet

Rock Star
Joined
Dec 26, 2015
Total posts
130
Awards
2
HU
Chips
29
I never show my cards.
I wanted to once, but even then I didn't know how to do it :D (I know since then..)
 
Emily Trott

Emily Trott

Visionary
Joined
Nov 11, 2020
Total posts
636
Awards
4
Chips
9
I'm a member of the "If you want to see, you'll have to pay." club, but I'll do it once in awhile if it is a killer hand like four of a kind or straight flush. I've also done it a few times for an opponent who is really nice, and has shown theirs quite a bit. One time an opponent said that he would fold if I showed my cards so I took his offer. Usually though if I'm not called they won't see them. :)
 
ADRI7HO

ADRI7HO

On the road...
Loyaler
Joined
May 6, 2020
Total posts
5,066
Awards
2
Chips
95
Sometimes it's worth showing, but I too also disabled this option because of slowing down the game.
But yes, there would be a situation where it would be worthwhile to show my card.
 
NiallPlays

NiallPlays

Rock Star
Joined
Oct 10, 2021
Total posts
251
Awards
1
GB
Chips
40
It’s quite rare I show but I will sometimes, the last hand I shown was a royal flush just because it’s a hand that rarely comes up like a unicorn
 
Eduard0Felipe

Eduard0Felipe

Visionary
Joined
Nov 23, 2022
Total posts
659
Awards
2
BR
Chips
78
No, I believe it is not a healthy habit, it will generate information for your opponents. I don't do that, but I believe it can be done, with great caution, in a very specific situation, maybe it will help to tilt your opponent, if it's a bluff and it can also "intimidate" others, if it's a big game.
 
rock0001

rock0001

Legend
Joined
Oct 23, 2013
Total posts
1,051
Awards
19
Chips
24
no, you should never show your hand because you are revealing information to other players giving them an opportunity to adjust their game in every hand that you get involved.
 
dzsire

dzsire

Visionary
Joined
May 8, 2021
Total posts
749
Awards
2
HU
Chips
15
I never show my cards. Although I see a lot of people showing their cards after bluffing, it can be fun sometimes.
But I don't support it, it provides information about your game.
 
BOXING71

BOXING71

Rock Star
Joined
Feb 2, 2023
Total posts
212
Awards
1
UA
Chips
31
I very rarely show my cards. If I do it, then only for a specific purpose. When a player is weak, it can help to win against him. I never show strong players.
 
ledsmith

ledsmith

Visionary
Joined
Jan 28, 2018
Total posts
714
Awards
2
KZ
Chips
55
I never open my cards, I don't know why.
 
Miguel Chacon

Miguel Chacon

Visionary
Joined
Jun 15, 2017
Total posts
807
Awards
5
VE
Chips
13
I don't show my cards, very rarely in a situation if the other players ask and I commit to show them, or if I'm having a very good time, and it was a nice hand that I'm proud of, but usually is unnecessary at the online game I usually have automatic to not show my cards because of the delay in folding, and also most of the rooms you can see the cards on the rep layer that's what I do when they don't show their hand... I've seen this strategy some players showing like always their hand pretending to be very tight all the time like they don't bluff like that might help you to win some pots bluffing in situations where your opponent shows weakness, a strategy to think about 🤔 but most of the time i don't like it
 
lauestla

lauestla

Visionary
Joined
Feb 6, 2021
Total posts
806
Awards
3
Chips
41
I never show my cards. I know some people like to show their bluff and use this strategy to build an image. But I don't. So if you want to see my cards you have to pay for that :)
 
neptunas888

neptunas888

Rock Star
Joined
Sep 22, 2022
Total posts
217
Awards
1
Chips
1
Usually I don’t show my cards, only in case of a successful bluff with a large pot I can sometimes show my cards so that he is morally offended and as a result he tilts;)
 
AdiS18

AdiS18

Rock Star
Joined
Aug 19, 2011
Total posts
320
Awards
3
RO
Chips
10
It depends on the strategy I choose and who is on the table. For me, showing cards is a warning to other players that I really do play value poker.
 
JappsPK

JappsPK

Rock Star
Joined
Feb 11, 2023
Total posts
318
Awards
1
BR
Chips
66
Sometimes i show my cards, could be helpful. Its all about strategy... messing with enemies emotions or trying to create a picture for yourself.
 
Top